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what happened in the election and what it means, and they'll spend about five minutes, and we'll go on to the next speaker, and we're going to have an opportunity to do a lot of q&a. this is going to be, again, nonpartisan. we have both political parties represented, a wide range of views, and so you'll hear the broad spectrum. we'll start with ann lewis, a real mentor to me. she's a complete superstar in strategic communications, people know her as former white house communications director under president bill clinton and also the shining light behind the political operation of hillary clinton. let me start with ann lewis. >> thank you. answer your question; right? >> which is what happened and what's it mean for america. >> while they are still counts voting in florida -- [inaudible] >> [inaudible] >> it's not on? oh, there's a greener light. i apologize. [laughter] i saw the green light, too subtle for me, but i hope we're on now. here's what we know. we certainly know the president was re-elected, democrats picked up seats in the senate, which is contrary to what anybody in was
taking a look at the election numbers and examining a voter turnout and demographics impact of those results. panelists include ron bernstein, and david wasserman, house editor for "the cook political report." our live coverage now here on c-span3. >> [inaudible conversations] >> okay, folks, why don't we go ahead and start. and we are live on c-span3 this brings everybody should behave, if they can to especially the panelists. minus dan glickman. i'm a senior fellow here at the bipartisan policy center, recognize my former colleague in the house who came in, and so john, my colleague john fortier will introduce the panelists but i decided this morning taking a cue after both moses and david letterman i would ask the 10 questions that i would ask about this election, and not in any particular order, or in any priority but as i thought about the election, these were the questions, and they really do both a congressional in presidential races. one, the republicans to push lacking in the senate. was a case of good democratic candidates, bad republican candidates, or the message or the m
ballot voting delay to push right on the floor of the election. we don't know where the 29 electoral votes will go but have made every outcome of the presidential election. back to the topic here. what was your message to washington? a lot of newspaper articles this morning about the fiscal the cliff and that is what faces -- >> we will leave this portion of this morning's washington journal now to go live to the american enterprise institute for panel discussions on the election with fox news channel commentator michael barone, inside out columnist norman borkenstein and others. it is just beginning. this is live coverage from c-span2. >> to start the aei series in 1982. he is with us here today been lautenberg and the late richard scamen were the people to look at the intersection of democracy and public often opinion data in the 1970 book "the real majority." they told us how important changing demographics would be to future e elections come indigenous election de pass braking insights have been confirmed. latinos or a larger share of the electorate than four years ago, and they
conversations] >> on c-span2 this month american enterprise institute analyze election results are >> i need some help over here. >> does anyone know have? >> he just rolled himself out. >> we ended up following him after this plane ride for many months, as i said. and he ended up injuring himself into an program at walter reed where he ended up using acupuncture, using meditation, using other techniques to wean them off all the drugs he was on, and through this program he actually was able to walk out at walter reed on his own two feet. so i really commend the military for two things. for one, for allowing us to tell his story, both good and bad the bad, but recognizing this problem, by recognizing that there is this problem of overmedication and that they are looking for outside the box ideas on how to fix it. that sort of the whole thesis of the film really. the metaphor of "escape fire" is the status quo isn't working and we need to start looking for outside the box ideas. >> more with treachery, producer and director of "escape fire." sunday night at 8 p.m. on c-span's q&a. >> today, di
of this election watch 2012 session. i'd like to briefly introduce one of our colleagues who helped to start the aei election watch series in 1982. he is with us here today. then wattenberg and the late richard scanlan where the first people to look at the interactions of democracy -- demography and public opinion data in their 1970 book, the real majority. they told us how important changing demographics would be to future elections and in this election their pathbreaking insights have been confirmed. latinos were a larger share of the electorate than four years ago and they voted as the issue of the monthly political report shows solidly for president obama. they did as well with hispanics as reagan the outcome of this election would have been different. between the 2,002,010 census, asians were the fastest-growing ethnic group in the country and in this election they also voted heavily for the president. african-americans are a very slow growing demographic group at their turnout did not decline this year and they gave more than 90% of their vote to the president. so while democracy is no
associate media, one of the questions is prompted by treat from election evening. when we realize we had part of the historic results of this last week where he had 20 women in the u.s. senate, and historic number and rebecca rightly reminded us that it was in part because of things like emily's list that i want to have a conversation about the kind of institutions and the organizations that have been working quiet they all this time to make this moment possible. i don't have to say something about emily's list. >> families list within washington politics, it is an incredibly powerful force. at some point they were the largest organization. i don't know if that's still true, in the day of the super pacs, they are not the largest anybody. so emily's list is an organization that supports democratic pro-choice women for all kinds of offices around the country. they are very powerful and have been working really hard for a long time to get more women effect did. other celebration about the creator of the woman, sometimes you want to say this is terrific progress in other times you say wow, 2
also heard from republican senator robb portman of ohio. his comments on the election and the future of the gop are a little more than a half hour. >> senator robb portman of ohio. he is, he is a first-term senator from ohio but before that he served seven terms i believe in the house of representatives before he was import tuned by president bush. >> nice way to put it. >> a couple of jobs thankless jobs, including white house budget director and united states trade representative. and of course most of you know that he served as sparring partner, debate prep leader for mitt romney in the recent, in the recent campaign and led to that what was arguably governor romney's finest moment in the campaign. the first debate. so thank you very much for being here. our title today is, the future of the republican party. this assumes of course it has one. [laughter] and let's start by talking about the election because you played obviously a crucial role in ohio. and i want to get your sense of, we're now seeing reports that, you want me to use this? we're now seeing reports that the campaign
abraham lincoln rejected any meaningful compromise. following his election as president november of 1860, the country was gripped by a crisis because many feared lincoln and his republican party. the republican party was a number party and proudly so. they didn't have a significant southern connection. lincoln was elected without a single vote from any of the 15 states and only four of the state's, missouri, kentucky and the delaware did he get any popular routes and nearly a handful to read for the first time in the nation's history a party without any notable component would be taking over the executive branch of the government. but there was no more. the republican party was ousted during his brief existence it was cited in the mid to 1850's and its rhetoric had insulted us all and the institution as racial slavery than the determination that the republicans' determination morph into a unit that could win a national election without any southern support the republicans repeatedly condemned the south as on progressive, undemocratic, and american. with of this party on the threshold of
more involvement, but if they don't participate in the off year elections, the impact of the demographic changes i was going to be pushed a little bit further down the road and it would necessarily need to be. it could be right now or could be two years from now or four years from now. it's always been pushed a little bit further because of the lack of participation in off year elections. >> i don't see any additional hands. >> i'm wondering if you have any thoughts on the flood of money into the campaigns this year and where will the billionaires take your dollars because the super pac impact hasn't been quite what they expected? >> i saw somebody making a snide remark on the website a couple days ago about all the interested in what karl rove tells his donors after the election is over, after collecting all of that money. what is it that we've gotten? clearly there are two aspects of that. first of all, believe me when the final numbers are in, president obama and his sidekick not unilaterally define. so this is not a case where the billionaires -- the billionaires w
. november 5th we have an election coming up. looking beyond the election we are also approaching the season in which one of the most prominent rituals associated begins and that is inviting experts to make predictions about where we will be at the end of the coming year, not legal but 2013. this is often done with respect to where we can anticipate the accuracy rate of the predictions are that is all so we have to be careful out how we will hold our predictors to the accuracy of their projection. but given everything that we have discussed about where these processes are headed above the obstacles and about the possibilities for intervention about the degree of influence outside doctors might have. if you have to speculate in an informed way about where you think we will be with respect to the security sector reform in egypt and tunisia in particular we will set libya aside. give me a sense of where do you think we will be? >> that is a tremendous cost and i feel like i am on a sunday morning talk show. i think for me i think where the process these are going and i concur egypt and tunisia
, and this was the hardest election in our lifetime, the hardest election since nixon in 68 to call. >> i just can't resist saying i put michael in a different category than dick morris, but -- [laughter] that aside, on the supreme court, we don't know what vacancies there will be. we have several justices in their 70s. you know, in this world today, being in your 70s, thank goodness, does not mean that you're approaching the end of your life. we also know that we've had justices with health problems. we know we have justices who smoke too much and may be have other vices that could have an impact, but, you know, tables don't help us very much. there's a good chance that in the next four years, there's one, two, or three vacancies. some depends on when they emerge. if you have a 55-45 democratic senate, and there's a vacancy, barack obama has a little more leeway to pick somebody with a stronger ideological edge than if it's it a 51-49 senate or one that goes the other way. i think your much more likely in any event to get somebody who would be somewhere in the broad center of legal discourse, and there ar
everything else. >> anything quite on tunisia on this score? november 5th we have an election but beyond we are approaching these in which one of the most prominent rituals associated with the new year begins to rear its head and that is inviting experts to make predictions about where we will be at the end of the coming year, not 2012, but 2013. this is often done with respect to where we can anticipate the accuracy rates of these predictions are abysmal. so, we have to be careful about how we will hold our predictors' to the accuracy of their projections. but given everything that we have discussed about where these prophecies are headed about the obstacles that they confront and the possibilities for intervention, about the degree of influence the outside doctors might have if you would have to speculate in an informed way about where you think we will be with the securities sector reform and egypt and tunisia in particular and said libya aside come give me a sense of that. where do you think we will be? >> that is a tremendous question. i feel like i am on a sunday morning talk show. >>
america dialogue discusses the results of the november 6th elections and implications for latin america. panelists discuss the prospects for change with the obama add enrings' policies involving immigration, trade, drug policy, and economic cooperation. this is about an hour and ten minutes. >> this morning, we're going to have a conversation, a discussion, about the elections, november 6th elections in the united states, and what the results mean for u.s. relations and latin america, and the idea really is to have a good exchange and to engage everybody here to talk about what the significance of the outcome might be. we're going to start with the few opening remarks, and then invite, encourage you to share your insights about what the elections might mean. i'm joined this morning by three of my colleagues from the inter-american dialogue, peter hakim, the president emeritus and senior fellow at the dialogue who can talk about anything. [laughter] and will talk about anything. having to do with latin america, mesh towards latin america. also manual orozco who remittances and developmen
the election. if he doesn't leave them that way -- the republicans will never do what needs to be done on taxes, and we will be back to falling over the top and. >> i'm not saying he shouldn't take any risk, i'm just saying that he can't get too far off to the right, or he's going to lose votes on the left. >> but he is the president. leadership begins in washington with the president. he needs to take some risks. if he doesn't agitate his base, and quite frankly, it baynard is not agitate his base, they are not going to get a deal that will make a difference in the future economy of this country. we are in a mess. he is in a position like a lot of previous presidents. he's got to be thinking, am i going to leave a disastrous legacy in the hands of our grandchildren? or am i going to step up and lead? i used to get criticized because i was a deal maker. i talked to people like joe lieberman, we would find a way to get things done. you have to give a little to get a little. doesn't wind up getting you in trouble? oh, yes. but after all, that is what this is all about. the president has said hims
and railroads were the key to economic growth as an dutch election came along, and you have to move heavy things like steel. as the 20 century came along, it was highways, interstate highway program for example, and airports that were crucial to economic growth. now is the information superhighway. and what does the industries they? don't call it the. >> david cay johnston on the many ways corporations try to rob you blind and saturday night at 10 eastern, and sunday night at nine on afterwords this weekend on c-span2's booktv. >> now a discussion on the congressional agenda during the upcoming lame-duck session. this panel of former members of congress was at a "national journal" forum on the results of the election. this is about 45 minutes. >> so i will launch right into there's been a huge amount of discussion last night and this morning about mandates, who has mandates, who doesn't have a mandate. but when it comes to the fiscal cliff, more important question really is who has leverage. and i'm wondering, the democrats are convinced that they have leverage because they are willing to jump o
taste in your mouth after the election. i mean, we certainly had a mixed result here, a split decision. the republicans continue to hold the house. the democrats continue to hold the senate. adding a couple of seats. the president won just very narrowly, 50-48 eight, 50-48 nine. mitt romney made significant inroads among many groups, not all groups but many groups, younger voters. white men, white women to a number of constituencies. and printing have shown. and yet if you republican there's a feeling of him is not an outright defeat. it didn't go well. if you're a democrat, there is a sense of optimism hopefulness. even the wedding 50/50 50 race but a lot of this again is about expectations. all right. so we've had three way the elections in a row. i think the one thing we can agree on is this was not a way the election. it seemed to me this was an election where the base was held and where the broad divisions in american political life became apparent. if i said to you exactly what was this election about, first of all you want to look at the congressional level and you want to look
it very, very neat and controversial election that was decided that the house of representatives. he wanted to speak to this idea that we were all americans again and certainly that's the way i wish we would feel after the storm and aftermath of that. so we can learn from these moments americans are very good at coming together. doesn't feel that way right now in the midst of this election, but we also have this extraordinary moment, where we have a crisis and moment of division butting heads against each other. i am hopeful we can learn from our history and see that americans to respond to a crisis like this. >> host: as kenneth davis alluded to, the reason he's in new york and both tedious and washington is because of sandy. we had studio issuescome the sore little patch together for this "in depth" with kenneth davis. your most recent "don't know much about the american presidents" is about the american president and you talk about a couple elections. i went to took about 1800 the election of james k. polk versus henry clay. you compare those talking about how vicious they were. i
will not be white male, the first congress ever and in an election where we are talking about the changing america, that will be one more signal. this has been the great panel. thank you all so much for joining me. join me in thanking whit, stan and matt and people talk about some of the economic and policy implications of where we are. >> now look at the relationship between the united states and pakistan. we'll hear from a former u.s. ambassador to pakistan the ambassador to the united states and former adviser to hillary clinton. hosted by the world affairs council of america, this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> is a great pleasure to be here with such a great panel, three ambassadors and one globally renowned journalist and scholars. so i've been told there have been a lot of questions about pakistan and afghanistan so far and i think we have a first-rate panel to start dealing with them. what i'm going to do in terms of focusing the discussion is i'm going to key off with questions to each of our panelists, one each and allow for a little bit of follow up and then i will open the floor to use a
manager about, you know, it was something that the republicans were pushing during the election, and the democrats are now easing up to it. and can there's no reason if somebody tells you that, you know, social security is the third rail, you know, why is it that the home interest deduction or the, you know, 401(k) subsidies are considered untouchable, but social security really isn't? i mean, it's because peterson has spent a lot of money, and i should own up that epi has worked with peterson on stuff, but we don't agree on this. to try to convince people that, you know, we have to touch that third rail. um, i'm just going to wrap up with just to be provocative, generally speaking this has been a love fest. i want to give bruce bartlett a bear hug. he probably wouldn't want it, although i don't think i'm contagious anymore, i've had this cold for about a week. but there are three areas that i think are important where progressives and people on this panel disagree. we did agree with cap and budget. one is, generally speaking, the importance of deficit reduction. we tend to be d
. i served as state representative, state senator, elected as commissioner of agriculture. i was elected to solve problems, not to shun them. i have an exploratory 0 # 14, nothing to do with what we're going to do to solve the problems. i've been an advocate for land owner rights. it's the greatest use for land owner rights i can imagine when you have cartels chasing people off their property. that's what it's about. >> folks, i want to open up to questions. line up at the microphone, and we'll go left to right. appreciate it. real quick. big round of applause. [applause] >> if you couldn't mention the word "general." >> my question is related to something that commissioner staple said. you mentioned people who buy illegal drugs buy bullets, and embedded there because the drugs are eel legal, that's a reason why there's the violence. clear hi, there's demand, 30 billion in illegal drugs purchased. why are we not at least considering or debating legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana, for example, which is less harmful than alcohol or tobacco which we do the same for. th
conversations] >> today newly-elected democratic members of the house are introduced and house minority leader nancy pelosi joins a briefing with members of the upcoming 113th congress. we'll bring it live to you at noon eastern on c-span3. >> now, now, from cq roll call's election impact conference, a discussion on the new conference. roll call staffers talk about the newly-elected members, what leadership will look like for both parties and committee assignments. this is an hour. >> i'll start chatting while my colleagues come up to join us. the next panel, for those of you who are veterans of this conference, for some years tom and norm do the next bit, but we thought we'd mix it up this time because we have two people who are eminently qualified to talk about the new membership of congress and the new power structure in congress. on my right, jason dick who is the house editor at roll call, and to his right emily pierce who is the senate editor at roll call. so who better to discuss the structure in a congress that will be more demographically diverse than ever before. as your guide remind
'll have had since returning from the election to cast a vote on a meaningful piece of legislation, and as legislation goes, it is about as meaningful as any we're going to come across for a while. if we were in the minority and the republicans were coming to the floor and asking us to support moving to a bill so that we could offer -- so that we could debate it, offer amendments to the bill, i would hope that we would do that. for our republican friends who are fearful that they're not going to have a chance to offer those amendments, senator lieberman, the chairman of the committee, the ranking republican, susan collins, myself -- all cosponsors of the bill -- we will work very hard to make sure that any amendments that are relevant and germane to the bill can be offered and can be debated. we worked a similar process with the postal bill. we understanded up having 50-60 amendments. they weren't all germane. but in the end everybody had a chance to be heard and to offer their amendments. some of those amendments were not relevant or germane. as long as amendments are relevant and
after the election. >> well, let me pick up on that because one of the issues, as you know, as part of the six, of the six topics is u.s. competitiveness. and you've just mentioned the importance of addressing the national debt. isn't it true that also perceptions abroad of us are directly impacted by how we handle the debt? >> absolutely. >> when you look at what different countries are saying, both friends and foe, tear honing in on this -- they're honing in on this, and it effects our standing internationally. i mentioned yesterday ahmadinejad is quoted and made a statement that because of our $16 trillion debt that the united states has a weakened position. now, you know, whether it's right or wrong other countries are looking at us. how do you address that? >> i think that's exactly right, and they're also looking at our democratic system. and as we see europe struggling to make the hard choices they need to make and america struggles to make the hard choices we make, some people are beginning to say it shows that democracies don't work. that people cannot, they cannot make the
the election is important. they ton either candidate will take in office will affect what happens with education. >> paul, you wrote in the new york times magazine the obama before he was elected and the obama in the white house having different towns about posture. using the changes if he gets a second term? goes back to the tone he had before? >> i wrote about his policies around poverty and he stopped talking about poverty the last couple years. i would like to think he would go back to poverty in 2007. .. >> the low-income population grew 71%. the english language learning population grew 169%. these are the issues we have to address in this state. thank you all for joining us up. [laughter] >> this event took place at the 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information about the festival visit texasbookfestival.org. >> brooke stoddard joined booktv at george mason university in virginia to talk about his book, "world in the balance." mr. stoddard was one of the authors appearing at the fall for the book festival, held annually at the university. this is
and look at the election results and look at some of the conclusions that some have drawn, we are going to need clear voices of leadership to lay out an agenda for the future. i think all is a very important part of that. actually i was glad to see him come back into conference. it was an extremely well in -- warm welcome with a double standing ovation for him. but we're going to be clear voices particular provision for the future. that is, how to get to balance in the face of the spender we have in the white house? what we're going to do about it balanced budget amendment? he's been a good supporter of the. even though i know the one version he didn't support in congress, he is articulate that support during the campaign true. we need to lay out an agenda at how we're going to get to fiscal solvency, and paul ryan will be a very important part of that. >> if i understood correctly during conference this month it would be part of the republican negotiating team as we move forward, and i will be voting for the web to make sure he remains my budget committee chairman. we've got things to
in the presidential election, saying we want this many amendments. we're not going to have that many amendments. this is a bipartisan bill. people are going to have the opportunity to vote for or against this bill. if they want to kill the bill, they can kill the bill. one of the most popular bills we did all last congress. and we didn't do many but this was one of them that was popular. i just can't imagine why we're still trying to refight an election that took place a week ago. so the clerk's going to report the substitute amendment. the clerk: the senator from nevada, mr. reid, for mr. tester, proposes amendment numbered 2875. mr. reid: i ask for the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the yeas and nays are ordered. mr. reid: i now ask a first-degree amendment at the desk. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from nevada, mr. reid, proposes amendment numbered 2876 to amendment numbered 2875. mr. reid: i ask for the yeas and nays on that amendment. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there a
of 17 he is planning to be elected attorney general of arkansas and governor of arkansas and president of the united states. this is something which everyone who knows him knows about. he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. egos to georgetown. from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate for rhodes scholarship and goes to oxford. he is an incredible success everywhere but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women his mother direct him to who are the beauty queens, the ones who are flirtatious, who are attractive and that is where his i has been. until he goes back to yale law school. there he meets hillary rodham. hillary writes in her own memoir, as if her child were idyllic. but it wasn't. her mother dorothy was an amazing human being, her mother was born to a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old. they were in los angeles and when she was 8 years old her parents put her and her 3-year-old brother on a train by themselves to go back from los angeles to chicago. she continues to be mistreated
about the process of holding elections in the territory. they argued about a recently-conducted census. babbitt, rather unwisely, took issue with young's conduct of such matters. and by the end of the meeting, brigham young unloaded his fury on babbitt. this is what he said. if you sewer fear with any of -- interfere with any of my dictation in the elections, it will be the last time. now i don't want to hear you say this is not right, that is not right. you are nothing but a stinking politician. i know more about sound questions and doctrine and law than you. i am not willing to suffer this people to be interrupted. you are rotten now with gentilism. and the lord only knows what. i despise it as i despise the gates of hell. you ought to say that mormonism is my controller. my governorship and everything else is to bow down to mormon itch. mormonism. it wouldn't have been all that remarkable for brigham young to have browbeaten a member who was not acting in the church's best interests, but young had a larger purpose in mind. he delivered this harangue in the presence of the territory'
partisanship aside, the election is over, figure out a clear law for the federal government to be able to act because with all due respect, this is not a state issue of drugs being shipped around the country. thank you mr. chairman. >> sure and i will be the first of recognized the chairman of the fda. >> you might not want that job. >> the dr. burgess you are recognized. >> thank you mr. chairman and something that was very important and i don't want to get lost in the translation. representative blackburn asked about e-mails between the fda regional office and the massachusetts board of pharmacy and mr. chairman may i suggest those e-mails are a critical part of our investigation and we must receive those. is it necessary to submit subpoena authority. >> if the gentleman with the. we have gotten out e-mails from the fta. the crux of this hearing is to get to the bottom up what happened and we can't get to the bottom if we don't have the information so you're exactly right. the fda has got to cooperate and give us the e-mails but we have gotten zero. >> the ox is to the opinion of your expe
in this election at the presidential level and the congressional level went across party lines and effort to make candidates pay for expressing willingness to cut pentagon spending and had zero effect and the massive infusion of corporate contributions and political efforts which had close to a zero return on investment. if anyone can think of a counterexample we can talk about it in the q&a but bill mentioned the presidential campaign and you have a concerted effort in virginia to take out a senate candidate on the grounds that it would be harmful to the state defense industry. that didn't work. you have a concerted effort, also didn't work, across party lines and interesting in western michigan where you have a libertarian republican and a veteran running against him, a democrat who had no trouble getting reelected. ron and rand paul have not suffered elect corley in their communities in states with their stance on defense spending. there is political ground, the will to spend has shifted dramatically. there's one lagging indicator as we say and that is what i will call political code dependenc
at the board meeting. >> host: you talk about the next year in government, and there's an election coming up. this airs before the next election. would you favor any changes november 6th? >> guest: without talking about whether i'd prefer one president over the other, i do favor changes. it's been a very for thing year, a frustrating time, not just a year, several years here where our policies are short term oriented, making long term decisions. i had a meeting with the team yesterday making investment decisions, and these are 10-20 year type investments, but we live in a country that has tax policy that maybe has a six month --├▒hr look forward six mos and say we know big things happen on 12-31, and this fiscal cliff is something we're going to talk about. we're very, very worried about it, and so what i'm hopeful, regardless of who wins, that we find a way in this country to have better discourse between both parties so that we can make progress. in the board room, we don't have the luck try -- luxury to sit there without making a conclusion. we have to make decisions on investing our shar
here today. i think the interest in foreign policy in the wake of our presidential election is certainly evident by the remotely standing crowd we have here today. we are now already into the process of transition, transition even with the same president, transitions are the most fluid and receptive moments in the are presidential cycle to impact the policy process, and so i'm -- i take it as a good sign there's so much interest in the foreign policy process by your presence here today. now, i think that the transition from a first to a second obama administration may, of course, begin the day after an election, but it doesn't end on inauguration day. this process is going to continue for some time. as the president's new or old team takes shape and where as necessary, seeks con fir nation, goes through reassessment, definition of priorities and opportunities and as other issues, domestic issues, the fiscal cliff, for example, impacts foreign policy, and let's not forget as the world recalibrates to the changes, or as people say, the lack of changes, here in washington. at t
party in washington, the party of money. and frankly, if you or i were elected to congress, we'd have to behave like every member of congress does if we want to get reelected, which means we have to his top the people who provide the money for the campaigns for us to run to office, and it's not just joe six pack and mary smith. it's representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who come pleading, i just need a little change here to be fair. but they really want to unlevel the playing field and thwart the rigors of the market. there's no such thing as deregulation. that's only new regulation, so what we have done is taken regulations -- i'm not going to defend every regulation, but we took a regulatory scheme that looked at the interests of companies and the interests of customers and other parties, and replaced it with a system of the corporations, by the corporations, that takes away consumer rights. everything is regulated. i like to say, baseball regulates right down to how many stitches on the ball and the color of yarn. everything is regulated. most of the regulatio
money. frankly if you are ever elected to congress, we have to behave like every member of congress says because they want to get reelected, which means that to listen to people who provide money to pay for campaigns restaurant office and it's not going to be mary smith. it's going to be representatives of big corporations and wealthy individuals who just a little change here to be fair. but they want to do is on level the playing field and support the readers of the market. either way, there's no such thing as deregulation. there's only reregulation. only new regulation. i'm not going to defend every regulation code that looks at the interest of the company and customers and other parties in the place with the system that takes the consumer price. baseball regulations and everything is regulated and most of the regulations and federal code of regulations in the state were sought by corporations, business regulation of the defined playing field to prevent competitors and escape readers that the competitor market. in many cases regulations and statutes are written by the company. >> host:
with a government official whether elected or appointed, and protested or done other things we think of as more outside, all of these things you are more likely to do if you occupy a more privileged space in society. that means right now demographic characteristics, democracy determining democracy, determining who actually has power as a citizen and that is fundamentally anti-democratic. we should not be able to predict who has civic and political power based on the color of somebody's skin, the language they speak at home or how much money they earn or how much wealth they have in the bank. as a proud graduate of the austin independent school district, i really came to understand my student's opportunities and my own fellow student's opportunities as being structured not only by what academic achievement they have but the ways in which they are able to seize civil and political power in order to fight for democracy and justice on their own behalf and on others's behalf because ultimately it is something to be one child rising about of poverty and escaping the neighborhood which means leaving b
. there is an elective, but he never took it. that was interesting. i also traced his military education and his experience at princeton. which was one of his most formative experiences. one reason he really tries to influence individuals. so that their family looked at was his experiences. not only the typical military experiences, but his experience in haiti, which was a nationbuilding exercise, which is where he had his first rule of law development. we look at his experience in bosnia where he was greatly exposed to the intelligence community and special operations command after the mission switched from hunting were chairs to hunting terrorists. he helped to spearhead this. he was with the green berets and the special ops community. the rangers and delta force, the first time those two communities have the same mission. this is important as his future commander in iraq. but he was out there in a baseball cap and after the guys who go in and knock on the doors, he went and delivered letters and in his oral history interview, which i conducted with michael hammond from the brookings institute
is first elected to congress and he writes letters from his first trip abroad, the letters are filled with all these visions -- what is going to happen when we come that? this wonderful nursery, check out the ship, have this nursery, we can take trisha down there. we can see the sights of europe. for years he promised to take her to europe. it didn't actually happen as a vacation until 1963. he was still promising it was going to happen. does that answer your question? i think we have time for one more question. >> i would be curious to know a little bit about her family, in nevada. what did her father do, why move to california? what were his parents like, what were her mother's parents like? >> we're getting into a tricky area. her father was the son of irish immigrants and he had to travel around -- she did a lot of things. he would talk about his good ventures. he had been made minor. term mother was a first-generation german immigrant and her mother had been married before. her mother was -- her mother came over as a child and stayed and eventually married a man named bender. we
and taxes that are part of that. >> the newly elected congress or its work in january. the current congress has work to do through the end of the year in what is referred to as a lame-duck session. work includes the expiration of the bush era tax cuts, the deficit, and raising the debt ceiling and how much. and possible cuts to domestic and military spending. follow all the floor debates with white white house and live coverage on c-span2. >> live starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. on c-span3, examination of the 2012 election. political examination includes voter turnout and changing demographics. that is live from the bipartisan policy center at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> are you trying to get up without anyone knowing? >> [inaudible] >> that is ridiculous. >> it is really crazy right now. at some point he could have invested too much narcotic and he will suffer. >> we ended up following him after this plane ride to the fed and -- [inaudible] through this program he actually was able to walk out on his own 2 feet. so i really commend the military for choosing and allowing us t
meeting. >>st well, jeff gardner, we talked about the board meeting, in the will air before the election. how would you assess the current administration, the current congress, and would you favor any changes november 6th? >> guest: without talking about whether i'd prefer one president over the other, um, i do favor changes. it's been a very frustrating year. it's been a frustrating time, not just a year. several years here where our policies seem to be more short-term oriented while we're making long-term decisions. i had a meeting with my team yesterday where we had to make investment decisions, and these are, these are 10 to 20-year type investments, yet we're live anything if a country that has tax policy that maybe has a six month, we can look forward six months and say we know big things are going to happen on 12/31. and this fiscal cliff we're headed toward is also something we're going to talk about. we're very, very worried about it. and so what i'm hopeful regardless of who wins, that we find a way in this country to have better discourse between both parties so that we can ma
was a fascinating election to the rest of the world, and contrast would talk about china, contrast our vigorous election, crazy as it was, and the current ongoing chinese election process, which is in a dark room, you know, and very mysterious. that's why i'm optimistic. despite of all of our failings and flaws, we still retain that appeal. we have to work on our internal politics and understand what the fiscal cliff and the rest of the work is paying attention to the fiscal cliff, but when people look at the competition they keep on coming back to the united states. >> please join me in thanking our great panel. a wonderful job. thank you very much. [applause] >> [inaudible conversations] >> an[inaudible conversations] >> on "washington journal" this point, we were joined by republican representative ron paul of texas. a member of the foreign affairs committee. he will take your questions about today's hearing on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. you will hear about the fiscal cliff and independent senator bernie sanders of vermont. also, the kaiser family foundation will look at frid
quality and low credit quality. we have an election to weeks from today. america has the clear choice. will they agree to such a system or let the private sector manage on its own? just look and north dakota where the unemployment rate it is 3% because of the hydro fracturing going on with privately-held land. every state wants to be like north dakota. it it is interesting mitt romney would devolve decisions whether to explore on land so virginia was still look for oil could do so. that was revoked by the obama administration ever alaska wants to do more exploration. everybody once again sources of energy in their states' also to have manufacturing companies it seems clear. i would like to thank you for listening and i would be happy to take any questions. [applause] >> among the natural guest reserves and by some fluke you have governor cuomo with the potential for hydro-fracking and the decision would you say? >> look at the example of pennsylvania they have not experienced environmental problems. with your budget deficit it is seems obvious that hydro-fracking it is the way to go.
to bring complete honor to his family. he already by the age of 17 has planned to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas and as president of the united states. this is something which everyone knows him knows about because he talks about it all the time. he does not go to the university of arkansas. he goes to georgetown. from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate and goes to oxford. he is an incredibly success everywhere but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women, his mother direction to what the beauty queens, who are the ones flirtatious, who are attractive, and that's really where his eyes have been. until he comes back to yale law school. there he meets hillary rodham. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> in his memoir, "joseph anton," salman rushdie recounts the fatwa issued against him by ayatollah khomeini in 1989 for mr. rushdie's novel, "the satanic verses" which was deemed quote against islam, the prophet and the koran. this is about an hour 20. >> tha
of the mountains in afghanistan. he told me he was proud of us. >> we have a very important election coming up in a few days. a few questions about the democratic process. i like to know your thoughts on the democratic process here in america. some people have to live under the role of dictators and elected leaders. -- unelected leaders.>> i just about the number of people in the world today that have an opportunity to vote an exercise that democratic process because young americans were willing to go into harm's way. as i listen to the korean veterans, south korea. i listened to the world war ii veterans in thing of all the people in the world who have the opportunity to exercise that right to vote and elect their leaders. the thing i would say about this great country we call america is world. we absolutely need a strong, responsive, at least from upfront america. if we did not have that, i'm not sure where we would be today. your responsibility is beyond my ability to express. what you represent not only to your country but to the people of the world. i am really honored to have a chance to
will be dealing with this right after the election. and the more you put that stuff off, you know, the more it piles up and just gets more and more difficult to deal with just the real again, nuts and bolts part of governing, which is getting the assistant secretary for labor and you know, the regional directors for epa and hhs in their jobs so that they can tell the politicals, on a political basis they can say like this is the direction we're taking him this is what the president has done. so it's a problem, you know. it's a potential ticket that they are facing, but who knows? maybe they will give us an early christmas present at wrap up a lot of this business. >> i just remembered, chuck schumer and i think lamar alexander the pushed or are trying to push this bill through the senate that would reduce the number of appointees that the senate has to confirm. i don't know that the house will go along with it, but that could come back in the 113th spent on on that optimistic note, i think we are adjourned until after lunch. it's alcohol to your right, and we will reconvene down there a lit
to the election -- >> but you say we are. >> they'll figure it out, they are not stay stupid they'd let s happen, but, yeah, they are. [laughter] they could easily be that stupid. [laughter] i think in business, a lot of oh, it's coming to the last minute, but it won't happen. it'll be fine. i don't know. >> i think there's something you have to understand is that both because the political system's messy and country's interests are divided between people who are collecting and people who are paying between urban and rural and ideologically and so on. there really is not a coherent sense of an overall strategy that where we want to go, where we want to wind up, a european social welfare state like we were before the crisis ect.. there's big disagreements about that and hence disagreements about how to get from here to there, and the notion about what to do in the short run intimately tied up with big, big spreads between republicans and democrats to oversimplify because on taxes and size of the programs and what's important even in republican party, there's three conservatives, tax cutters, budg
nixon/kennedy debate,. , and magazine issues would be in advance of a presidential election that would preview the eight or ten or 12. and it struck me after see some many issues, women were not making it on that list. they were not thought to be presidential. they fought for some reason not to be presidential contender. as an academic you ask why and that for me was the origin of the book. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> for the next 45 minutes juan williams presents the history of america's global participation and influence from 1898-1945. in this time the united states introduced numerous political, cultural and economic ideas to the rest of the world. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us at the heritage foundation. we welcome those who joined us on our heritage.org web site on these occasions. we ask everyone in the house if he would be so kind as to check cellphones one last time and see that they are turned off. amazing how many speakers start doing that. we will post a program on our web site within 24 hours for your future re
on to have a transparent and fair election in 2014 because it is very much key to the continuation of what's been accomplished. >> great.bo0 >> hi, i'm joyce davis, world councils of harrisburg, and i want to complement the ambassadors raising the importance of education of women and girls, but to take it even further, we recently had a speaker from afghanistan, i think you may know her, who says this whole concept needs to be expanded to include also young men who have not had the opportunity to be educated, especially because of all the wars in afghanistan so i'd like to really ask you, is the united states missing the big picture of the thing that will keep our troops out of afghanistan and deal better with pakistan is helping to improve the educational system in both countries? i'd like you to talk about that. are we doing enough, first of all, in afghanistan, to create that educational -- do we feel the united states gets this, that's the key to conquering extremism, not just with guns, but with books. >> the u.s. tried, and i think we agreed that being both in afghanistan and pakista
to federal candidates and parties contributing almost half a billion dollars in the election cycle 2007/2008 alone. the financial services industry to offense used its clout to lobby for government policies that ultimately hurt rather than benefited major financial firms. it was the way the fannie mae and freddie mac pot for bought for years against more capable supervision to and standards that might save them from making the bad decisions that destroyed the two companies in 2008. the industry's political strength impeded other supervisory actions as well such is the effort of regulators to try to limit excessive lending concentrations in nontraditional mortgages or commercial real estate. the question then becomes whether from the perspective of organization and management there is any major recommendation that if well implemented what if it allowed more firms to survive? the literature on decision-making in large organizations actually yields an answer. sidney crinkle stein of the tuck school of business at dartmouth and his colleagues analyzed decision-making enlarge organizations.
face an election in which one party vows to repeal even those modest gains for quality in health coverage. the fight for health security in the united states is far from over. while all other affluent nations agreed long ago that basic health care should be the right of all citizens, the u.s. continues to treat medical care as a product to be purchased in the marketplace. even now the most sweeping reform in our history embodies this tension between the rights of the people and the rights of private companies and individuals to profit from the health care system. the three women i described in the stock lived at different times are in different parts of the country. it did not know each other and never heard of each other. but what all three of them have in common was their belief that ordinary citizens could take the lead in preventing a new vision of what our health care system could be. i think that all three of them would hope that the affordable care act, despite its flaws, would lead to a continuing and open participatory national debate about how the american health care s
to the presidential election, the focus seems to be on barack obama's roots and his family and the fact that he wrote his own biography. now in your book "american tapestry," you put the focus on michele obama. tell us about how you got started doing that and what inspired you. >> i was writing about the first lady and the first family for the new york times which was something of an unusual assignment. typically the first family is covered by the white house reporters who chased the president around on air force one and in the briefing room and write about the first lady or first family when they have time that there was a sense in 2008 at the new york times and other newspapers too that we might want to do things differently and this first african-american family living in this house, this white house bill in part by slave labor, with slave labor would be written about regeneration to come and we wanted it to be part of documenting and chronicling that story. in january, before the inauguration, one of my colleagues was writing an article about the president and his rainbow family and we realize th
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